Actress/Producer and CEO of Box Pictures, Zynnell Zuh has been appointed as a Child Poverty Ambassador for the United Against Child Poverty Campaign in Africa, among other eminent personalities.
Miss. Zynnell was commissioned by Her Honour Mrs. Rita Agyemang Budu, representing Her Ladyship Mrs. Georgina Wood, the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.
The official commissioning took place at the just ended fifth edition of the African Humanitarian Campaigner, Total Emancipation 2014-United Against Child Poverty held at the World Trade Centre, Accra and was under the theme, “The Effects of Child Poverty on the Socio-Economic Development of the African Continent”.
The United Against Child Poverty is Continental, Joint Partnership Approach by African Rights Initiative International (ARII) in association with its international partners; Atlantic Trust Holding Limited and Atlantic Holdings Dubai; involving Governments, Private sector, civil society organizations, faith groups, media, single individuals and Inter-agency Collaboration to address the major sensitive issues affecting the pride and dignity of the African Child.
The United Against Child Poverty Campaign has a simple goal; to prevent the needless suffering and avertable death of children in the African Continent and beyond and provide the tools and resources needed for their total development.
Zynnell Zuh’s dream of building a better world for children is seen in her selfless commitment to ending child poverty in Africa working with African Rights Initiative International to ensure that children have a place to turn to for the assistance they need so badly. As a Child Poverty Ambassador for Africa, she advocates for a more consented efforts by all stakeholders to invest qualitatively in children and help break the circle of poverty hanging on the neck of millions of children, especially, sub of the Sahara, many of whom die before they are five. Zynnell believes that the future of every country depends to a large extent on how it treats its vulnerable people, especially children. As an early childhood development Advocates Zynnel unites the celebrity and the corporate world to stand against child poverty in Africa.
In her response, Miss. Zynnel Zuh, said her passion is to see children rescued from all forms of dangers that work largely against the future development of children “Child poverty has serious developmental consequences that cannot be unheeded to. But if we do, we do so at our own risk as a society”
Miss. Zynnell Zuh
The well attended International humanitarian event under the distinguished chairmanship of Mr. Alex Asiedu, Chairman-Atlantic Trust Holding Limited and Atlantic Holdings of Dubai had Professor Joshua Alarbi, Vice Chancellor for University for Professional Studies and Board Chairman for Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SNIIT) and Her Honour Mrs. Agyemang Budu, representing Her Ladyship Mrs. Georgina Wood, Chief Justice of the republic of Ghana, as the Guests of Honour.
Also in attendance were Mr. James Ntim Amponsah (Deputy Controller and Accountant General-(ICTM), Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotions Council, Professor Mrs. Alarbi, Professor John Amuasi, For Chairman of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Bryan Cox, CEO of The Spinal Clinic & Chiropractic Around, Ministers of State, other state officials, Celebrities, Representatives of the UN System, Board members, ARII Foreign Representatives, Media and many more.
Miss Zynnell will be working with other personalities in frontline to build a better world for children, especially in Africa. The eminent personalities include; Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh-CEO of Ghana Investment Promotions Centre, Mr. Emmanuel Dei-Tumi-CEO of the Future Leaders Group, Rev. Prof. Edwin M. Korley, Ghana’s Representative to the Universal Peace Federation of the UN and Mr. Benny Fiifi Ashun, Head of Sales and Distribution-Ghacem. They work to ensure that every child has access to emergency healthcare, education, and life essentials that make the quality of life.
Advising the Ambassadors after the commissioning, Her Honour Mrs. Agyemang Budu said nations are built by selfless individuals who put their nations first before the individuals’ interesting needs and encouraged them to stand out in their chosen service to the African people.
In a speech that was read on her behalf, The Honourable Lady Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Georgina T. Wood said “in order for Ghana and Africa at large to meet it international obligation of eradicating poverty in all its forms and manifestations including child poverty, there is the need for a concerted multifaceted approach involving all major stakeholders I.e. the state, corporate institutions, civil society organizations, individuals etc. “We must remember that the child is not responsible for its poverty. This is the reason why eliminating poverty in general is a social and collective responsibility” she stressed.
In his message to the eminent leaders and professionals, the Executive Director of African Rights Initiative International, Mr. Prince Williams Oduro said the coming together of these great personalities has been a great delight to the International Leadership because each one of them brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and vision to the entire organization and are key to making and keeping African Rights Initiative International positioned as an African Development Organization with the mandate of building a better world for children.
ARII is dedicated to reducing the impact of poverty on children and families in Africa.